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Peeing with a mermaid style gown - Any advice from past brides?

Hello ladies,
I was just wondering how difficult it is to go to the bathroom in a mermaid style gown (possibly with a corsette). I'm sort of leaning towards that style, but I'm not too sure.

Do you need multiple helpers?

TIA!

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Re: Peeing with a mermaid style gown - Any advice from past brides?

  • To make peeing easier in almost any dress and something you can do without the need for helpers is to face the toilet and straddle it so you are looking at the wall not the door.  This way you can easily hold the front of your dress up and not have to worry about anything dipping into the toilet.  The only downside to this is that you will most likely have to semi remove your underwear unless they are super stretchy.

    Oh, I didn't pee once during my entire wedding.  I peed right before I put my gown on and then I didn't pee again until I was in my hotel room.  I quickly peed using the method above and it worked out great.  I think because I was so busy talking and dancing with everyone, peeing was the last thing on my mind even though I was downing glasses of wine like no one's business LOL!

  • OMG I have never even thought about having to pee in a dress!! haha too funny! I'm going to hope I'm the same way and I'll be so busy I'll just forget I have to go

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  • I think this is a great article echoing what Maggie said.


    I do, however, think it becomes far more complicated when you make it a mermaid style gown.
  • QueerFemmeQueerFemme member
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    edited February 2013

    In theory, your dress should be loose enough for you to sit down in.  That should also leave it (hopefully) loose enough to pull up over your hips.  I agree with the peeing facing the toilet.  I did that at my wedding. I had an A-line, so it was much easier, but I had a mermaid as a second dress and I was able to shimmy it up over my hips.

  • Thanks for that advice, ladies. That makes a lot of sense, how you described it, Maggie. I really didn't like the thought of everyone being in the stall with me.

    I will for sure check out that article, mlg.

    Relieved! Thanks!

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  • lol this thread is funny!! ;)

    mine is dropped waist so not as bad as a mermaid, but def a good thought to consider...I like the straddle the pot idea, good advice.
    Christie + Chad ~June 8, 2013~
     CPT & mama to 9 kids, one SIL & a grandbaby girl!
  • Read this with interest.. (and a sight sinking feeling as haven't thought about this having also gone for a mermaid shape dress, and know I WILL need to pee!) ... I think I will have to have to have a 'dry run' of this straddling the toilet thing! LOL This is too funny...
  • I did that once in a big ball gown for a Marine Corps ball. Straddling the toilet and facing the wall is weird but it works.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_attire-accessories_peeing-with-a-mermaid-style-gown-any-advice-from-past-brides?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:15Discussion:b16e4938-be4b-4dff-877b-22c26b41925ePost:370defef-33ef-43fb-88ba-dac48ab1acf7">Re: Peeing with a mermaid style gown - Any advice from past brides?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think this is a great article echoing what Maggie said. <a href="http://style-by-design.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-pee-in-your-wedding-dressyes-i.html" rel="nofollow">http://style-by-design.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-pee-in-your-wedding-dressyes-i.html</a>   I do, however, think it becomes far more complicated when you make it a mermaid style gown.
    Posted by mlg78[/QUOTE]

    Thank you! I've been determined to be able to go to the restroom without the help of a bridesmaid, mom, fiance. How embarrassing! Great article.
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